On This Day

Famous People Born in 1693

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 28 Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
  • Jan 28 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer
  • Feb 4 George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)
  • Feb 7 Anna Ivanova Romanova, Empress of Russia (1730-40) [NS]
  • Feb 24 James Quin, British actor (Covent Garden Theatre), born in London, England (d. 1766)
  • Mar 5 Johann Jakob Wettstein, Swiss theologian (d. 1754)
  • Mar 7 Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69), born in Venice (d. 1769)
  • Mar 24 John Harrison, British clockmaker (d. 1776)
  • Apr 3 George Edwards, English naturalist and ornithologist (father of British ornithology), born in Stratford, Essex, England (d. 1773)
  • Apr 16 Anne Sophie Reventlow, Queen of Denmark and Norway (1721-30), born in Clausholm Castle, Denmark (d. 1743)
  • Jun 17 Johann Georg Walch, German theologian, born in Meiningen, Germany (d. 1775)

Person of interestThomas Pelham-Holles

Jul 21 Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1757-62), born in London (d. 1768)

British Prime Minister Thomas Pelham-Holles
British Prime Minister
Thomas Pelham-Holles
  • Aug 8 Laurent Belissen, composer
  • Aug 30 Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer and organist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1745)
  • Sep 3 Charles Radclyffe, 5th Earl of Derwentwater, British politician, born in Little Parndon, Essex (d. 1746)
  • Nov 8 Leonhard Trautsch, composer
  • Nov 30 Christoph Förster, German composer (d. 1745)